Best Psychedelic Music Festivals to Check Out in 2022

Zoë Hannah Last Updated: March 12, 2022 Print

Music festivals and conferences are back for 2022! The lineup this year is looking magical.

Whether you’re a longtime festival-goer or a new fan of the psychedelic music and community, this year’s festival season won’t disappoint.

All of these events are leave-no-trace, so make sure to always pack out what you pack in. Check festival websites for changing covid-19 policies and information.

Here are the best psychedelic-friendly music festivals around the world for 2022. 

List of Music Festivals 2022

There are few places as freeing as music festivals. These types of events hardly feel like real life.

While any event centered around music and art is usually a good place to engage with psychedelics, the quintessential music festival — usually involving a few nights camping is considered the holy grail of the psychedelic experience.

Here are some of the best psychedelic-friendly music festivals around the world. 

Please note: Psychedelics are illegal in most parts of the world, and while many festivals turn a blind eye to illicit drug use, there’s still an inherent risk to attending or taking drugs at these events. It’s also common for cops to be present at these events, but they generally only step in if they see people “selling” drugs. 

Esthetic Evolution Reunion 2022

(Cancelled)

  • Organizer: Esthetic Evolution
  • Dates: June 16–19, 2022
  • Cost: $200
  • Location: Twin Springs Resort in Boise, Idaho
  • Notes: 21+

After postponing last year’s festival, the folks at Esthetic Evolution are excited to revive their community-based music and arts festival. 

This festival is hosted at a beautiful resort in the Central Idaho Mountains, so you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty as well as other humans working toward their most expressive selves. 

The festival has plenty of headliners, speakers, and artists lined up for performances, but you’re encouraged to bring your own offerings, too.

Get Tickets to Esthetic Evolution Reunion 2022

Groove & Bass Festival 2022

  • Organizer: Groove and Bass
  • Dates: June 29 – July 4, 2022
  • Cost: $190–320
  • Location: Paradise Leisure Park in Bryson, Québec
  • Notes: Volunteer positions are available

Ready for a week filled with community workshops, art shows, all sorts of psychedelic music, and the beautiful backdrop of Quebec forestland? 

Groove & Bass Festival is just an hour from Ottawa, making it easy for the organizers to book tons of internationally-renowned headliners across several EDM genres. 

Whether you like drum and bass, dark psy, techno, or something in between, you’ll find it at this community-centric festival.

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Sacred Earth Open-Air 2022

  • Organizer: The Chilluminati 
  • Dates: September 1–5, 2022
  • Cost: TBD
  • Location: Missouri Ozarks; exact location shared with ticket-holders only
  • Notes: Bring cash; BYO alcohol; prepare for tough camping

The Chilluminati have been throwing Sacred Earth festivals, where a range of EDM plays and the community connects over art and growth, for the last 17 years. 

The festival is filled with installations and visuals to match the wide range of sets; all played on one stage so everyone can enjoy the shows together. 

You get an extra night of camping in the Ozarks at this Labor Day Weekend festival.

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Eclipse Festival: Illumination 2022

  • Organizer: Eclipse Festival Canada
  • Dates: July 21–25, 2022
  • Cost: $240–325
  • Location: Gatineau Valley, Québec
  • Notes: Family-friendly camping area; free camping

With high-concept artwork, fire dancers, tons of musicians, and three stages, you won’t get bored at Eclipse Festival. 

This year’s festival is themed around illumination, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to find out what that means to you. 

More than just a music festival, this is a meeting of the community, complete with healing tents and a dedicated grounding space. It’s a drug-free event open to families, including a complimentary family-friendly camping area.

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Future Forest 2022

  • Organizer: Future Forest
  • Dates: August 5–8, 2022
  • Cost: $199–279
  • Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Notes: Showers available; family-friendly camping area

Future Forest is back for its annual festival featuring three stages with totally immersive displays. This festival has it all — a yoga village, art installations everywhere, hot showers, and a beautiful surrounding with a river nearby. 

You don’t have to worry about food or drink at this festival since plenty of vendors will be there, along with more than 140 musicians ready to play mind-blowing sets for you.

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Summertide 2022

  • Organizer: Psyllabus Music
  • Dates: August 12–14, 2022
  • Cost: $100–140 for adults; $10 for kids
  • Location: Ottawa region; exact location TBA before the event
  • Notes: Sold out

With free, first-come, first-serve camping and a slew of local artists, Summertide is what every psychedelic festival should be. 

This festival is open to families, and the music reflects that vibe, focusing on psydub and psychill throughout the day before bumping psytrance into the night. 

Summertide is committed to giving you a full sensory experience, and you just might leave a bit more connected to yourself than when you arrived.

Get Tickets to Summertide 2022 (Sold Out ☹️)

Cosmic Fields Open-Air 2022

  • Genre: Psytrance
  • Organizer: The Chilluminati 
  • Dates: February 18–21, 2022
  • Cost: $100
  • Location: Central Florida; exact location shared with ticket-holders only
  • Notes: Bring cash

The Chilluminati has put on tons of psychedelic festivals for the past 17 years, bringing art, music, connection, and learning to the psytrance community. 

DJs from all over the world will be bumping psytrance, as well as ambient, atmospheric, and experimental tunes throughout this festival, filled with artisans selling wares and community workshops for attendees. 

Cosmic Fields takes place at an undisclosed location in central Florida — you’ll receive location information when you buy your tickets. There’s plenty of space to set up your tent, and food and beverages are available for purchase with cash.

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Tlālōcān Open-Air 2022

  • Genre: Psytrance
  • Organizer: In Psy We Trust Radio
  • Dates: March 11–13, 2022
  • Cost: $50–100
  • Location: Helendale, CA; exact location shared with ticket-holders
  • Notes: Drinking water not provided

Inspired by the Aztec paradise of the same name, Tlālōcān is an oasis where the psytrance never stops. 

What began as one of the organizers’ birthday parties has turned into a ticketed festival featuring nonstop music for the weekend. 

Bring your tent or RV (and plenty of water for drinking and cooking) to the location disclosed when you buy your ticket. If you want to wear blue, you’ll blend right in with the other festival-goers.

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Xibalba 2022

  • Genre: Psytrance
  • Organizer: Subterranean Dwellers
  • Dates: March 25–27, 2022
  • Cost: $75–100
  • Location: Mojave Desert, CA; exact location shared with ticket-holders
  • Notes: Lineup TBA

It’s been six years since the first Xibalba festival in Los Angeles, so Subterranean Dwellers have figured out how to throw an amazing festival. 

With two stages featuring psytrance and techno, respectively, you can pick your vibe or float between the two. 

This festival is totally outside, so you don’t have to worry about being too close to strangers — but make sure to pack dust goggles since the Mojave Desert is known to be just a little dusty. 

Get Tickets to Xibalba 2022

Final Thoughts: Psychedelic Festivals & Events (2022)

The pandemic essentially wiped out every music festival for the past two years — so we’re all overdue for a trip. Fortunately, the way things are looking, the vast majority of the scheduled events should remain on schedule for 2022.

If we missed an event, you believe simply MUST go on this list — send us a note to high@tripsitter.com so we can add it to the list.